I'm a New York raised Latino and full-time single-dad of an amazing 7-year old boy who is my inspiration in life. I organize and help run several meetup groups dedicated to hiking and outdoor recreation for adults and children. Having a great time outdoors with great people is a big part of what I do in my free time, esp during the warmer months. The rest of the time I spend in the city taking care of business, enjoying life with friends and family and occasionally engage in some form of social/political activism.
I like these quotes:
"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins". ~Bob Moawad
"There was always SOMETHING out there in the deep, mysterious void. IT was ONE. IT was simple when ignored and complex when observed. IT was incomprehensible and without definition. And in its complexity IT was neither “being” nor “non-being;” neither male nor female. IT was without form, and without need of sustenance of any kind. IT knew neither time nor space and yet IT birthed all “being” as yin and all “non-being” as yang. IT was TAO… the Way of Things… the eternal source and sustainer of all things.
…And then there was time and sequence of events, and yin and yang gave birth to the illusion of all division and “being.”" ~author unkown
What I’m doing with my life
Being a single-parent; being a home owner; fighting the system; staying healthy & fit; tangoing with whatever life does with me; being an activist through lifestyle, parenting and direct action.
I’m really good at:
Being a good parent; making kids laugh; empathy; loyalty; being there for family/friends; fighting the system; being honest; canoeing; hiking; communicating
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food:
books on tape; Zinn; Indian Givers; Open Veins of Latin America; baader meinhof complex and almost any Jaramusch flick; almost anything with a radical/revolutionary influence; i like my food the same way. I'm a blues and live jazz lover.
Message me/reply if you understand/agree:
"You may not be his first, his last, or his only. He loved before, he may love again. But if he loves you now, what else matters? He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold on to him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break-- his heart. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you". ~Bob Marley
Don't message me/reply:
if you think that being emotionally vulnerable is a sign of weakness and you are not sincere enough to express caring to others; if you have a problem showing and/or receiving affection; have trouble getting close to people; have trouble with commitment; you have no political/social consciousness and your profile reads like a bourgeois trip through your 'tastes' only, think it's ok to lie, are not sex-positive, are a nutcase or if you're a racist.